Strawberry loves the moisture, but if the water is a lot, the mustache and the roots of the bushes to rot. Because of this, this berry requires special watering: moderate, but frequent. The method of watering is different at different stages. Before flowering can be watered by way of sprinkling, after flowering until the end of fruiting it is necessary to use a radical method.
Best strawberries to water early in the morning to the leaves by the evening had time to dry if they get wet. The application rate should be calculated on the basis of the composition of soils, in most cases, each square meter is enough from 10 to 20 liters of water. It is desirable that the water was not cold, will approach a temperature of +20oC and above. If you do not comply with this requirement, the bushes sooner or later they will get sick.
In hot weather, the strawberries should be watered 2 times a week, at a moderate temperature is enough to 1 watering per week or 1 every 10 days. In emergency watering a plant needs in the first weeks after planting and during flowering. As ripening strawberries the number of irrigations was cut, so the berries do not rot.
Technique of watering strawberry
If we talk about the technique of irrigation, today the choice among farmers is extensive. You can use an ordinary watering can with water stored in some containers. Can be used for irrigation hose and a stationary water. There is also a modern system of watering is drip and modes of operation.
To water the strawberries with a watering can, we must make some effort, so the method is suitable only for small beds. The hose allows to handle a much larger number of plants, but it is not always possible to use this method of irrigation for strawberries. For example, in the flowering period watering strawberries should be only under the root. A strong current can damage plants. The most effective are is and drip irrigation systems, and it is the opinion of most gardeners.
When using drip systems to the strawberries down a flexible tube with holes made near the bushes. So the water goes directly into the ground near the plants, in no way damaged. Another advantage of this system is the ability to adjust the water flow and the additives in it of soluble fertilizers.
Irrigation system with sprinklers
This type of irrigation works on the principle of a water hose but you have the option to automate the process. Once is enough to set an irrigation schedule and the strawberries will get moisture regularly in the required quantity. You can adjust the water pressure, so when properly configured, the berries and the plant as a whole will not be damaged.
Watering strawberries is a very important and time-consuming process, but if everything is correctly configured and thorough approach to the issue, all will be solved very easily. If you have decided to start growing plants, do it as professionally as possible.